Environmental Utilities Expands Used Oil Recycling Program
The Lake County Department of Environmental Utilities is expanding its Used Oil-Recycling Program by teaming with Smart Fuels Florida, LLC to collect used cooking oils.
Smart Fuels Florida, a biodiesel recycling plant in Fruitland Park, provides and maintains the containers at each of the Lake County residential drop-off sites.
Astor Residential Drop-off: Astor Transfer Station Rd., Tues. & Sat., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Clermont (Loghouse) Residential Drop-off, 10435 Loghouse Transfer Station Rd., Wed. & Sat., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lady Lake Residential Drop-off, 1200 Jackson St., Tues. & Sat., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Paisley Residential Drop-off, 44225 Spring Creek Rd., Wed. & Sat., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pine Lakes Residential Drop-off, 43029 State Rd. 44, DeLand, Thurs. & Sat., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Solid Waste Mgmt. Central Facility, 13130 County Landfill Rd., Tavares, Mon.-Sat., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There is no charge for using the collection stations and residents may bring used cooking oil during regularly scheduled hours. All types of cooking oil — canola, peanut, corn, olive, palm and others — can be recycled in this new addition to the Used Oil-Recycling Program.
Lake County residents may continue to dispose of other used oil products in conjunction with the Household Hazardous Waste Program. Residents may bring all used car transmission fluid, brake fluid, anti-freeze, gas and motor oil and deposit them in the appropriately marked containers. The household hazardous waste program also accepts, from residents, propane tanks up to 20 pounds.
The Department of Environmental Utilities reminds residents that oil is a hazardous waste and is harmful to the environment and can clog septic systems.
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